Indexes extend gains heading into early close

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November 24, 2012 5:07 AM EST

Stocks extended gains on Friday, with all three key indexes climbing 1 percent, as technology shares led the way in thin trading ahead of an early, post-Thanksgiving close for equity markets.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 133.01 points, or 1.04 percent, to 12,969.90. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 14.52 points, or 1.04 percent, to 1,405.55. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> climbed 36.11 points, or 1.23 percent, to 2,962.67.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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